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#1swisher
08-09-2013, 01:16 PM
Continued success in Texas with A.J. Pierzynski. :gulp:



https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/378800000027980340/156a2e7b36860b173e6c6efa4ab7f001_bigger.jpeg Rios: "It was a great ride. I enjoyed my whole time here. I had many great moments here. So, I’m going to miss this place."

PatK
08-09-2013, 01:24 PM
I'm bummed and wish they would have gotten more for him. As long as they use that money well I'll be fine.

soltrain21
08-09-2013, 01:30 PM
Saving a lot of money. Hopefully it can be put to good use somehow.

LITTLE NELL
08-09-2013, 01:33 PM
I give him credit for junking that horrible stance he had which led to a very good season last year and a decent season this year. Rios is one of those players that you felt that he was leaving something in the bag, just not playing to his full potential and sometimes not giving 100%.

Huisj
08-09-2013, 01:35 PM
The only time remember actually feeling excited about anything he did during his time in Chicago was when he hit a walkoff homer against Seattle early in 2010 a day after Andruw Jones also hit a walkoff homer.

Moses_Scurry
08-09-2013, 01:35 PM
Decent player, but I won't miss him. The 6/6 game is probably his most memorable highlight for me.

24thStFan
08-09-2013, 01:47 PM
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=7596&stc=1&d=1376073727

WhiteSox5187
08-09-2013, 01:48 PM
He was arguably one of the most frustrating players to watch.

ChiSoxGal85
08-09-2013, 01:51 PM
Good luck in Texas, Alex, and say hi to AJ for me.

Mr. Jinx
08-09-2013, 02:42 PM
Congrats, you now have 2 towns that will boo you whenever you play in them.

soxnut1018
08-09-2013, 02:45 PM
Congrats, you now have 2 towns that will boo you whenever you play in them.

I really hope Sox fans aren't that foolish.

Irishsox1
08-09-2013, 03:32 PM
The biggest issue with Rios was that contact. If his salary was in the 6 to 8 million dollar range, I could live with the less than stellar effort or brain cramps on the base paths but since he was receiving $12 million, he was more like a Ferrari with a Yugo engine.

fram40
08-09-2013, 03:37 PM
I always liked watching Alex play. Such a graceful athlete. With tremendous talent. But it always seemed he should have accomplished more.

I'll miss watching him run

XplodingScorbord
08-09-2013, 03:55 PM
Say "hi" to AJ for us! Thanks for your time in Chicago.

PalehosePlanet
08-09-2013, 05:05 PM
Thanks for the memories Alex, and good luck in Texas!

vinny
08-09-2013, 05:13 PM
So long Alex, it was good while it lasted but it's time to move on. You had a helluva year in 2012, and 2010 was nice too. Good luck in Texas.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BRQf5lJCQAEPO0y.jpg

RCWHITESOX
08-09-2013, 05:21 PM
He pretty much reminded me of a Garrett Anderson. Same kind of player; good player with very low intensity; just kind of went through the motions. Had pretty much a blah personality; never said much one way or the other.

Zakath
08-09-2013, 05:30 PM
When he wanted to show it, he had all of the tools. Just didn't always want to show it.

I don't believe that Sox fans will treat him poorly when he returns, unlike Blue Jays "fans."

Good luck in Texas and elsewhere, Alex.

Zakath
08-09-2013, 05:31 PM
I really hope Sox fans aren't that foolish.

They aren't. Sox fans usually don't do that, unless the guy's named Swisher.

Danryan
08-09-2013, 05:35 PM
Sox are better by subtraction. Good luck in Texas, and take your attitude with you. Maybe you will run out all ground balls, and tag up when necessary.

sullythered
08-09-2013, 05:49 PM
Good luck Alex, all of the women in my family thought you were hot.

SBSoxFan
08-09-2013, 06:14 PM
I always liked watching Alex play. Such a graceful athlete. With tremendous talent. But it always seemed he should have accomplished more.

I'll miss watching him run

I feel exactly the same way. He was my favorite player to watch because he was so graceful; like watching a gazelle out there. Unfortunately I also share in the frustration over a perceived lack of effort at times.

Good luck in Texas, Alex. It will be interesting to see how you perform down the stretch.

SOXSINCE'70
08-09-2013, 06:15 PM
Sox are better by subtraction. Good luck in Texas, and take your attitude with you. Maybe you will run out all ground balls, and tag up when necessary.


Well said.